Magical Lake Michigan Cruise August 27 -September 3, 2018
The fifth largest lake in the world and the only Great Lake contained entirely within the United States, Lake Michigan is filled with scenic beauty, history and charm. Join Martha’s Travel Corner aboard a Blount Small Ship for an 8 day cruise through Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. Begin your voyage in vibrant Chicago with a round trip cruise from Burnham Harbor.
Day 1 ~ Chicago, IL
Your voyage begins in the vibrant metropolis of Chicago, IL known for its amazing architecture, wind and waters.
Day 2 ~ Holland, MI
Founded in 1847, Holland is a quaint dutch-inspired village. A complimentary shuttle service from the vessel will take you downtown to explore, with options to visit the New Holland Brewing Company and Windmill Island, home to the only authentic working Dutch windmill in the United States. Or, you may join an optional bus ride to Grand Rapids, MI and enjoy a docent led tour of the President Gerald Ford Museum.
Day 3 ~ Beaver Island, MI
The largest island on Lake Michigan, Beaver Island boasts a rich history of Native American, French, and Irish cultures, and was the epicenter of the region’s freshwater fishing industry in the 19th century. Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation, or explore the island’s scenic beaches, majestic state forest, the well-loved island Toy Museum or Old Mormon print shop.
Day 4 ~ Mackinac Island, MI
Lovely Mackinac Island embodies the grace of the Victorian era with beautifully preserved historic homes and horse-drawn carriages – its only form of transportation! An optional carriage tour of the island includes entrance to the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory and Surrey Hill Square Carriage Museum. A second excursion invites you to the historic Grand Hotel for a traditional Afternoon Tea.
Day 5 ~ Sturgeon Bay, WI
In Wisconsin’s Door County, visit idyllic Sturgeon Bay, a shipbuilding port where historic lighthouses and yachts create a striking seascape. An optional morning tour of this coastal community begins with a local wine tasting, and continues to the Door County Maritime Museum, where you can board a 1930s tugboat or a steamship from 1907. This afternoon sail toward riverside Manitowoc, WI.
Day 6 ~ Milwaukee, WI
A leisurely morning sail brings you to Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city. Join an optional narrated bus tour and see the city's meticulously preserved historical buildings and famous city landmarks. Tour the Milwaukee Art Museum, concluding the day with a delightful cheese and beer tasting. Or, spend your day at the Harley Davidson Museum, celebrating the more than 100 year history of Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Day 7 ~ Chicago, IL
A morning cruise on majestic Lake Michigan carries you back to bustling Chicago, IL. After lunch, get to know this iconic American city during an optional Grand Tour beginning in the South Side, home to the Chicago White Sox. Discover the beauty of the North Side and the Magnificent Mile, a world-renowned shopping district. Tonight, celebrate the conclusion of your adventure with a farewell dinner.
Day 8 ~ Chicago, IL
Disembark this morning in Chicago.
Join Martha's Travel Corner as we cruise ports on Lake Michigan that the "big ships" cannot get to.
Be part of a small group cruise (with less than 84 passengers) on board a ship owned and operated by the Blount Family.
There only 5 Category IV Cabins left, so sign up now. Contact Martha for pricing and booking details.
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